Photo by Clémence Taillez

The newness of life

It's spring time. A time where we see new life spring up. The grass and trees come out of their dormant state and look alive again. We see flocks of geese stop in the fields on their way back north to start a life anew for this year.

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Deacon Norbert Gaudet, Raymore RC church

April 28, 2024

In many ways our life starts anew in spring. Each spring, we celebrate Easter, Jesus' resurrection from the dead. What does this mean? As St. Paul says "... just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life" (Rom 6:4 NRSV). We, too, in spring are to have an awareness of a new life and nature within. Through Jesus, God has given us new life and hope for a glorious future. He gave us new beginnings, death of our old self, death to habitual sins, and death to past history. Like the birds and the trees, we are regenerated. Regenerated on the road of faith whereby we become new creations and enjoy a new life in Christ. "So, if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything has become new!" (2 Cor 5:17).

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